Health, Science & The Environment

Health
12:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Radio Rounds: A Lasting Impact

Physician Edward O'Neil explains the uniquely lasting impact that his international medical service organization, OmniMed, has made in Uganda and other impoverished global communities. 

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Health
8:19 am
Thu February 16, 2012

University of Dayton to Keep Contraceptive Care Coverage

Barely

The University of Dayton's says it will continue to offer employee health insurance that covers contraceptive care and isn't changing the plan because of the fight over a new federal policy on birth control.

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Health
12:55 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Legionnaires' Outbreak in Ohio Prompts Lawsuits

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a southwestern Ohio hospital a year ago has led to four lawsuits
filed in the past two months.

The outbreak at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton sickened 11 patients.

The Dayton Daily News says the new lawsuits against the hospital involve several people who contracted the disease and the families of four others reported to have the illness before they died.

Nature
8:45 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: February 14 - 20, 2012

Cardinal
Flickr Creative Commons user K. W. Sanders

Poor Will's Almanack for the first week of Early Spring.

By this point in the year, my daybook of events in nature reveals many of the pieces of the fabric which forms Early Spring.

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Nature
8:35 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: February 7 - 13, 2012

Rhubarb
Flickr Creative Commons user zoyachubby

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week of Late Winter

It's almost Early Spring. Time to be paying attention, time to be getting ready. ​

When you hear mourning doves singing before dawn, then organize all your buckets for tapping maple syrup. ​

When you hear red-winged blackbirds, then the maple sap should already be running. ​

When aconites bloom, then spread fertilizer in the field and garden so that it can work its way into the ground before planting. ​

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